HC Deb 27 May 1941 vol 371 cc1684-5
11. Mr. Glenvil Hall

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will favourably consider the payment of out-of-pocket expenses to volunteers anxious to attend Home Guard schools but at present unable to do so because of the cost?

Mr. Law

Existing instructions already provide for the payment of out-of-pocket expenses for volunteers attending Home Guard schools. Accommodation and rations are provided free of charge for the period of the course, and travelling expenses are admissible for journeys to and from the school. In addition, a detention allowance is payable where the volunteer is compelled to spend a night away from home on the journey.

Mr. Hall

Could those instructions Be made more widely known, as quite a number of people in the Home Guard are not aware that they can get out-of-pocket expenses, and they cannot afford to go to the schools and pay their own expenses?

Mr. Law

I hope the reply I have given will get some publicity.